Why there are famines?
According to an article (March 15, 2007) from BBC, The UN says in all nearly 20 million people are at risk of starvation.
World Food Programme country director Joyce Luma says, "This famine is man-made."
The main cause of the famine is conflict.
South Sudan has now been at war since 2013 and more than 3 million people have been forced to flee their homes.
The numbers of food shortage are listed here:
South Sudan (4.9m) Ethiopia (5.6m), Yemen (17m) Kenya (2.7m), Somalia (2.9m)
It is a total of 33.1 million people starving.
War might not be the only reason. There is a drought in Somalia. Cattle cannot live on a land without grass, and the families have no means to live without their livestock.
It seems other people on the same planet can do nothing to save the situation.
We need to have more wisdom to know what is going on and how we can help.
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